Definición de skimmington en inglés:

skimmington

Saltos de línea: skim¦ming|ton
Pronunciación: /ˈskɪmɪŋtən
 
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sustantivo

historical
  • A procession made through a village intended to bring ridicule on and make an example of a nagging wife or an unfaithful husband.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Athough skimmingtons and charivaris differed from place to place, they all contained similar elements.
    • I think it's high time we bring back the skimmington ride, this time with a bluesy rock n’ roll beat.
    • Other marital irregularities in Burbage at later periods gave cause for skimmingtons, which are recorded in 1625 and 1835.

Frases

ride skimmington

Hold a skimmington procession: wife-beating was thought dishonourable and was punished in both England and America by riding skimmington
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The poor Tories are suffering the most cruel persecutions; some have been obliged to ride skimmington.
  • The plaintiff declares, that he is a hackney- coachman, and that the defendant with an intent to disgrace him did ride Skimmington.

Origen

early 17th century: perhaps from skimming ladle, used as a thrashing instrument during the procession.

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